Tag Archives: device

Honda’s Walking Assist For The Sackless

I don’t know about you, but I’d find it quite difficult to take steps with this thing straddled in between my legs. Alas, it is Honda’s inevitable desire to give me blue balls with its latest device geared towards the disabled – the walking assist device with body weight support system. Honda is no stranger to assisted walking devices for ...

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Yet Another Impediment With The Pacemaker

Pacemakers are turning out to be more problematic than their original conception intended. The electronic device that runs the arterial show can not only be controlled wirelessly, but can also be deactivated by nearby MP3 headphones. Research teams are suggesting that patients wearing a pacemaker should stay more than three centimeters away from such devices as the interference from the ...

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Powerwise Table

I’d love to meet the guy who designed the traditional power strip. I’d like to ask him what the fuck he was thinking when he was designing it. You can”t fit more than one video game AC adapter and if you do, it fucks everything else up. This is why I like the design of the Powerwise table, designed by ...

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HP Planning WinMo Smartphone

Lured in by the T-Mobile G1 and the Apple iPhone, Hewlett-Packard announced it will build a device for consumers that will be sold by mobile carriers. The smartphone is set to debut in Europe and eventually, the US. Sounds exciting! Said device will feature a touchscreen (of course) and a keypad. It’ll be powered by Windows Mobile 6., instantly making ...

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Cloaking Technology Sunders Tsunamis

We haven’t covered much cloaking technology and that’s a shame because it’s starting to come into its own. Stefan Enoch at the Fresnel Institute in Marseille, France says that established cloaking principles, such as steering microwave light around an object, could be applied to ocean waves. Because cloaking technology is still in its infancy, scientists are still working on tackling ...

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Let Me Crack Your Beer With 16 Gigs Of Porn

After having seen a USB drive that comes packed with Ernie Hudson on it, it seemed like no other flash drive could ever come close to tickling my fancy. That is, until I saw this bad boy. While the USB drive bottle opener is far from a new concept, who says digital storage and beer don’t mix? This nifty flash ...

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Pacemaker Prevention

Remember that fishy business about the potential for hackers to prematurely shut off a pacemaker via a wireless communicator? Since many people use pacemakers to keep their heart beating, scientists are taking this loophole extremely seriously and have raised a solution to the issue. Proposed is a cloaking device, an external attachment that the pacemaker owner would wear, resembling a ...

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Are You Smarter Than A 12-Year-Old?

It’s another exciting installment of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? except in this episode we’re going to get schooled by 12-year old Elizabeth Rintels on techniques for going green. The By Kids For Kids Going Green Challenge is a contest that enables the youth to showcase their concerns and awareness of our dieing planet. It also shows how ...

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Wireless Kill Switch For Pace Maker For Future Euthanasia

Kevin Fu, an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and his team have been working with pacemakers for quite some time. Having reverse engineered a pacemaker, the team found a frightening loop hole. It turns out that a built-in test mechanism for the device includes a bug that can be exploited by hackers. There is no cryptographic ...

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I Can’t Tie My Shoes Without Muting My Music

Japanese mobile phone operator, NTT DoCoMo is experimenting with this mind boggling approach to mobile device control that’s sure to give anyone an eye headache worse than TV coming through your glasses. How does it work? Firstly, no hands are needed. Simply move your eyes up or down to raise volume, accordingly. To skip a track, look right twice. Currently, ...

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